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Scope and Purpose

The Budget and Finance Workgroup supports the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) in achieving the goals established in the Chesapeake Watershed Agreement by serving as a focal point for coordination, innovation, and accurate reporting related to budgeting and program finance. The Workgroup provides support and assistance to CBP partners related to sources of information useful in identifying existing resources, gaps in those resources, and opportunities to align resources for CBP Outcomes including key sources, such as federal and jurisdiction agencies. The Workgroup also helps with coordinating the appropriate partnership response to requests for accurate, consistently-reported budget and funding information to support partnership needs such as the Chesapeake Bay Accountability and Recovery Act (CBARA), work plans, and providing data needed to support the ChesapeakeStat suite of accountability products.

Projects and Resources

Featured Funding Programs Factsheets

Each quarterly Budget and Finance Workgroup meeting features a funding program and provides resources on accessing funds. The factsheets below are developed as a product of these meetings and include a one page factsheet and Q&A from the meeting.


Chesapeake Bay Restoration Spending Crosscut - Report to Congress 2020

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Budget recognized the importance of Chesapeake Bay restoration activities and included a request of nearly $352 million for high priority programs and projects in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

This crosscut presents information on Federal funding from FY 2018 enacted through the FY 2021 Budget for Chesapeake Bay restoration work in the following formats for those Federal agencies on the Federal Leadership Committee for the Chesapeake Bay:

  • Total Federal funding by agency;
  • Agency funding details

As directed in CBARA, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) also requested Chesapeake Bay restoration funding data from the Chesapeake Bay Watershed States—Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia, New York, and the District of Columbia. OMB received tabular data from all of the states and this report includes the submitted state data. OMB greatly appreciates but cannot verify the completeness or accuracy of the state data. Further, because the state data includes funding received from Federal sources, there may be double-counting between the state and Federal tables.

It is important to note that in many instances the funding numbers shown are extrapolated from past funding provided to the region or estimated based on the portion of the program focused directly on Chesapeake Bay restoration activities. The funding ultimately provided to Chesapeake Bay watershed efforts may differ from these estimates.

A few other funding notes are necessary. All Federal and State dollars are reported in thousands, and rounding errors may occur. The data request for both Federal agencies and States excluded programs and projects that received less than $100,000 in funding, though all data received is included in the tables below. In addition, the current year (FY 2020) funding only reflects data through the second quarter of the fiscal year. Depending on the program, fiscal outlays may be weighted toward the third or fourth quarters. As a result, second quarter numbers reflect only a partial snapshot of program execution.

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Illustrative Private Equity Capital Model (EFAB Report)

The Environmental Financial Advisory Board has produced a report and accompanying model to describe the perspective of the private equity investor when investing in Chesapeake Bay restoration. Understanding how private investors structure investments, consider risk, and expect in rates of return will help state and local governments identify opportunities for engaging with private equity in meeting water quality goals.

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Dr. Elliott Campbell (Chair), Maryland Department of Natural Resources
580 Taylor Avenue
Annapolis, Maryland 21401

Email:  elliott.campbell@maryland.gov
Phone:  (410) 260-8073
Martha Shimkin (Chair), Director, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 3
1750 Forest Drive Suite 130
Annapolis, Maryland 21403

Email:  Shimkin.Martha@epa.gov
Phone:  (410) 267-9850
Greg Allen, Environmental Scientist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1750 Forest Drive Suite 130
Annapolis, Maryland 21401

Email:  allen.greg@epa.gov
Phone:  (410) 267-5746
Jana Davis, Chesapeake Bay Trust
60 West Street, Suite 405
Annapolis, Maryland 21401

Email:  jdavis@cbtrust.org
Phone:  (410) 974-2941
Robert Boos, Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority
22 South Third Street
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17101

Email:  rboos@pa.gov
Phone:  (717) 783-4493
Jill Whitcomb, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
400 Market Street
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17101

Email:  jiwhitcomb@pa.gov
Jessica Blackburn, Stakeholders' Advisory Committee Coordinator, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
612 Hull St Suite 101C
Richmond, Virginia 23224

Email:  jblackburn@allianceforthebay.org
Phone:  (804) 775-0951
Greg Barranco, Government Affairs, Partnerships Team Lead, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1750 Forest Drive Suite 130
Annapolis, Maryland 21401

Email:  barranco.greg@epa.gov
Phone:  (410) 267-5778
Kristin Saunders, Cross Program Coordinator, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
1750 Forest Drive Suite 130
Annapolis, Maryland 21401

Email:  ksaunders@umces.edu
Phone:  (410) 267-5711
Ann Jennings, Virginia Office of Natural Resources
Patrick Henry Building
1111 East Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219

Email:  Ann.Jennings@governor.virginia.gov
Phone:  (804) 786-0044
John Maleri, District of Columbia Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE)
1200 First Street NE
Washington, DC, District of Columbia 20002

Email:  john.maleri@dc.gov
Paul Emmart, Maryland Department of the Environment
1800 Washington Boulevard
Baltimore, Maryland 21230

Email:  pemmart@maryland.gov
Phone:  (410) 537-3908
Cassandra Davis, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233

Email:  cassandra.davis@dec.ny.gov